MCC - New Website Launch and Upcoming Events

MCC Launches New Website
The MCC Website Committee and the MCC Board of Directors are pleased to announce the launch of a new updated website.  The new site provides members with many more options than the last website, including iCal feeds that can be subscribed to, an events calendar, online membership directory, archived continuing education handouts, archived research papers and the ability to submit projects for inclusion on the project profiles page.

Please check out the new site!  Feedback?  Contact Margaret Mills, Administrator of the Minnesota Concrete Council.

10th Annual MCC "BIG SHOOT" Sporting Clays Event & Scholarship Fundraiser
MCC's 10th annual "BIG SHOOT" sporting clays event and scholarship fundraiser will be held Thursday, September 28 at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake.

MCC has been looking for more ways to include more of our members at the Big Shoot. Many people have commented over the years that they'd love to participate, but that they just don't have that much experience and don't feel comfortable shooting 100 clays. So this year, MCC has added a "Novice" track for that group. 

Have you always wanted to learn how to shoot a shotgun?  This event is now for you too!  The novices will spend two hours receiving general gun safety training and hands on shotgun instruction from certified safety and gun instruction professionals before joining the experienced track for the social hour and hog roast dinner (and prizes). Gun rental and ammunition are included in the registration fee for the novice track.  The novice track starts later in the afternoon than the experienced track.  The cost for the novice track is $75 per person.

The "Experienced" track is intended for those people who have completed gun safety training on their own and who are comfortable with shooting a shotgun. This group of experienced participants will still have a broad-range of sporting clays experience and ability, but should overall be experienced with safely shooting a shotgun in a sporting clays setting.  The cost for the experienced track is $150 per person.  NEW THIS YEAR!  Lunch is included with the registration fee for the experienced track.

Sponsorships are available.  An event sponsorship is $250.  By becoming an event sponsor, you are helping MCC support more students and apprentices. The event sponsorship includes a station sponsorship plus sponsorship of a raffle prize that will be used to raise even more money for scholarships. MCC provides the sign and purchases the prize on your behalf.  A station sponsorship is $100.  Station sponsors have a sign with their company name on it at a sporting clays station.  (MCC provides the sign.)

The $1,000 raffle is back times two!  This year MCC will be offering TWO $1,000 raffle prizes.  Each raffle is limited to 100 chances.  Each raffle ticket is $20.  Special thanks goes out to American Engineering Testing, Braun Intertec, Cemstone and Continental Cement for sponsoring these raffles.  Other raffle tickets will be available for $5 for other great prizes - like the prize donated by Advance Companies!

Please click HERE for additional information - including how to register.  Questions?  Contact Margaret Mills.

September Breakfast Meeting
Because of the technical and safety precautions required in repairing highly-stressed post tension tendons, knowledge of proper repair techniques is critical to maintaining the integrity and safety of the structure, and those around it. STRUCTURAL’s approach to repairing post-tensioning tendons in buildings, water containment structures, bridges, and dams recognizes these needs and includes a holistic view of the structure’s behavior—combined with understanding the root cause of the post-tensioning challenge.

This event is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute.

Date: Thursday, September 21
Time: 7:00 am registration, 7:15 am breakfast, 8:00 am presentation, 9:00 am adjourn
Location: Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville
Credits: Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour.  
Presenter: Scott Greenhaus, Structural
Cost: Cost to attend is $20 ($25 after September 15)

Click HERE for additional information and to register online.

MCC / MNSEA Younger Member Event  
This networking event is being co-hosted by the Minnesota Concrete Council (MCC) and the Younger Members Group of the Minnesota Structural Engineers Association (MNSEA). The event is intended for younger members of both associations (and their guests) who are looking for opportunities to learn more about the construction industry via networking with other young professionals in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.  It never hurts to know someone in a related construction field and this event provides young professionals the opportunity to meet other young professionals.

A continuing education presentation “Concrete Spec’s: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” will be presented by Bryan Maki, Chief Estimator at Adolfson & Peterson Construction. Following Bryan’s presentation will be a cash bar, appetizers and the change to play “kubb” – a Swedish lawn game possibly dating back to days of Viking conquest.

Date: Tuesday, September 19
Time: 2:00 pm registration, 2:30 pm presentation, 3:30 pm kubb, food and drinks, 6:00 pm adjourn
Location: Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville
Credits: Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour. 
Presenter: Bryan Maki, Adolfson & Peterson
Cost: Cost to attend is $20 

For more information, including how to register, click HERE.

MN Concrete Forum: Maturity Testing - A Method that Truly Keeps Getting Harder
Concrete Maturity is a commonly used (and sometimes misused) method to estimate the in-place compressive strength of newly placed concrete elements. This presentation will give a brief overview of the history and theory behind concrete maturity, the current standard for use (ASTM C1074), and current maturity equipment available in the industry. The presentation will focus on real-world examples where maturity was used including possible advantages and disadvantages.  Nick Hansen, Senior Scientist with Braun Intertec, is the presenter.

There is no charge to attend this forum. However, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Space is limited to 50 people. No walk-in registrations will be allowed.

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 9:30 am registration, 10:00 am11:00 am Q&A, 11:30 am adjourn
Location: Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville
Credits: Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour. 
Presenter: Nick Hansen, Braun Intertec
Cost: There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required.  Space is limited to 50 people.  No walk-in registrations will be allowed.

To register, click HERE.

Margaret Mills, Administrator
Minnesota Concrete Council